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Episode 99: How to Get an Insulin Pump, with Ryan Griffin

July 6, 2021

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Photographer Ryan Griffin joins us to talk about how to an insulin pump as a newly diagnosed type 1 diabetic. Diagnosed in November 2020, it took Ryan less than 6 months to get on the Tandem insulin pump. If you're looking at getting a pump, this episode is for you.

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I honestly don't remember how to get an insulin pump since I got my first one in 2002, and upgraded to the Tandem in 2017. The upgrade experience was straightforward, but going from zero pump to having a pump is a different process.

Meet Ryan Griffin

Photographer Ryan Griffin shares how to get an insulin pump. He just got on the Tandem after less than six months from diagnosis.

Ryan Griffin, BFA, is a photographer based out of New Market, Virginia. His expertise is in architectural and fine art photography and he is also highly skilled in color, design, and photo editing. During his senior year of college, Ryan was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It was after this life-altering experience that he began raising public awareness by becoming a diabetes activist. 

Wins & Fails

Jessie's Win: Jessie's been going to the gym every day! She's hoping to keep up these habits over the summer.

Colleen's Fail: My sensor, in its normal spot on my upper arm, has not been accurate and has given me a lot of compression lows. #techfails

Hack or Tip of the Week

Wear sunscreen every single day. It can help prevent skin cancer and wrinkles later in life.

Photographer Ryan Griffin shares how to get an insulin pump. He just got on the Tandem after less than six months from diagnosis.

Question for You!

What was the process like for you when you got a pump? Are you looking at getting one soon, and just doing research on what to expect?

Links & Resources

Credits

Our music is by Joseph McDade. Check out his website here!

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Colleen


Life & mindset coach, writer, host of podcast This is Type 1: Real Life with Type 1 Diabetes, and full-time analyst in the power industry. I'm passionate about showing people that how we think determines our realities.

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